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The Resource Writing Science : Medical and Mathematical Authorship in Ancient Greece, (electronic resource)

Writing Science : Medical and Mathematical Authorship in Ancient Greece, (electronic resource)

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Writing Science : Medical and Mathematical Authorship in Ancient Greece
Title
Writing Science
Title remainder
Medical and Mathematical Authorship in Ancient Greece
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scientific and technological texts have not played a significant role in modern literary criticism. This collection, focusing mostly on medical and mathematical texts from ancient Greece, aims at approaching ancient Greek science from the cross-disciplinary perspective of authorship. Among the questions addressed are: How does scientific writing differ from 'literary' writing? In what ways does the author present himself as an authoritative figure? In addition to offering a new approach to this vast area of ancient literature, this collection reflects on the forms of scientific and scholarly c
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Asper, Markus
Dewey number
  • 808.06
  • 808.06650938
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Cultures
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  • Science
  • Mathematics, Greek
  • Medicine, Greek and Roman
  • Greece
Label
Writing Science : Medical and Mathematical Authorship in Ancient Greece, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Introduction; A. Comparisons; The Name and Nature of Science: Authorship in Social and Evolutionary Context; Ancient Writings, Modern Conceptions of Authorship. Reflections on Some Historical Processes That Shaped the Oldest Extant Mathematical Sources from Ancient China; Scholarship and Competitiveness: Pliny the Elder's Attitude towards His Predecessors in the Naturalis Historia; B. Greek Medical Writing; Writing the Animal: Aristotle, Pliny the Elder, Galen; Galen and the Scientific Treatise: a Case Study of Mixtures; Galen on Poetic Testimony-
  • The Violent Scholiast: Power Issues in Ancient Commentaries-C. Greek Mathematical Writing; Authorial Presence in the Ancient Exact Sciences; Accounts, Numeracy and Democracy in Classical Athens; Diagrammatic Reasoning: the Foundations of Mechanics; Three Introductions to Celestial Science in the First Century BC; D. Science Writing as/and Literature; On the Variety of 'Genres' of Greek Mathematical Writing: Thinking about Mathematical Texts and Modes of Mathematical Discourse; Sing, Muse, of the Hypotenuse: Influences of Poetry and Rhetoric on the Formation of Greek Mathematics
  • Making up Progress -- in Ancient Greek Science WritingIn Strange Lands: Disembodied Authority and the Role of the Physician in the Hippocratic Corpus and Beyond; Notes on Contributors; General Index; Index Locorum
Control code
ocn858761852
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (512 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110295122
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unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858761852
Label
Writing Science : Medical and Mathematical Authorship in Ancient Greece, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Introduction; A. Comparisons; The Name and Nature of Science: Authorship in Social and Evolutionary Context; Ancient Writings, Modern Conceptions of Authorship. Reflections on Some Historical Processes That Shaped the Oldest Extant Mathematical Sources from Ancient China; Scholarship and Competitiveness: Pliny the Elder's Attitude towards His Predecessors in the Naturalis Historia; B. Greek Medical Writing; Writing the Animal: Aristotle, Pliny the Elder, Galen; Galen and the Scientific Treatise: a Case Study of Mixtures; Galen on Poetic Testimony-
  • The Violent Scholiast: Power Issues in Ancient Commentaries-C. Greek Mathematical Writing; Authorial Presence in the Ancient Exact Sciences; Accounts, Numeracy and Democracy in Classical Athens; Diagrammatic Reasoning: the Foundations of Mechanics; Three Introductions to Celestial Science in the First Century BC; D. Science Writing as/and Literature; On the Variety of 'Genres' of Greek Mathematical Writing: Thinking about Mathematical Texts and Modes of Mathematical Discourse; Sing, Muse, of the Hypotenuse: Influences of Poetry and Rhetoric on the Formation of Greek Mathematics
  • Making up Progress -- in Ancient Greek Science WritingIn Strange Lands: Disembodied Authority and the Role of the Physician in the Hippocratic Corpus and Beyond; Notes on Contributors; General Index; Index Locorum
Control code
ocn858761852
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (512 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110295122
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858761852

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